BJ’s Wholesale Club, in partnership with the Ocean Pines Association, raised $440 for the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines as a part of its recent membership offer.
BJ’s donated $5 of each membership fee paid as a part of the promotion to the foundation in addition to offering special benefits for new and renewing members. Over 80 area residents participated in the offer, making such a large donation possible.
Teresa Travatello, director of Marketing and Public Relations for Ocean Pines, presented the check to Veterans Memorial volunteers Mary Adair and Marie Gilmore at the organization’s volunteer appreciation party at DeNovo’s in Ocean Pines on Dec. 4.
BJ’s Corporate Membership Sales Representative Sherry Baker said, “BJ’s 2013 Fuel Your Fundraiser Campaign for the Worcester County Veterans Memorial was well received. We appreciate the opportunity to support the Veterans Memorial in its mission to honor the men and women of our military services. I look forward to working with Ocean Pines Association again in 2014 to benefit the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines.”
Although Ocean Pines has partnered with BJ’s before to bring special membership offers to area residents, this is the first time such an offer has included a donation to a local organization.